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Pericles: Act V, Scene 3

Pericles
Act V, Scene 3

The temple of Diana at Ephesus.

  1. Enter Thaisa, Cerimon, and virgins
  1. Enter Gower.
  1. Enter Pericles with his Train: Lysimachus, Helicanus,
  2. Marina, and a Lady.

Pericles

1 - 13
  1. Hail, Dian! To perform thy just command,
  2. I here confess myself the King of Tyre,
  3. Who frighted from my country, did wed
  4. At Pentapolis the fair Thaisa.
  5. At sea in child-bed died she, but brought forth
  6. A maid-child call’d Marina, whom, O goddess,
  7. Wears yet thy silver livery. She at Tharsus
  8. Was nurs’d with Cleon, who at fourteen years
  9. He sought to murder, but her better stars
  10. Brought her to Mytilene, ’gainst whose shore
  11. Riding, her fortunes brought the maid aboard us,
  12. Where, by her own most clear remembrance, she
  13. Made known herself my daughter.

Thaisa

14 - 15
  1.                                 Voice and favor!
  2. You are, you areO royal Pericles!
  1. Faints.

Pericles

16
  1. What means the nun? She dies, help, gentlemen!

Cerimon

17 - 19
  1. Noble sir,
  2. If you have told Diana’s altar true,
  3. This is your wife.

Pericles

20 - 21
  1.                    Reverent appearer, no,
  2. I threw her overboard with these very arms.

Cerimon

22
  1. Upon this coast, I warrant you.

Pericles

23
  1.                                 ’Tis most certain.

Cerimon

24 - 28
  1. Look to the lady; O, she’s but overjoy’d.
  2. Early in blustering morn this lady was
  3. Thrown upon this shore. I op’d the coffin,
  4. Found there rich jewels, recovered her, and plac’d her
  5. Here in Diana’s temple.

Pericles

29
  1.                         May we see them?

Cerimon

30 - 32
  1. Great sir, they shall be brought you to my house,
  2. Whither I invite you. Look, Thaisa is
  3. Recovered.

Thaisa

33 - 39
  1.            O, let me look!
  2. If he be none of mine, my sanctity
  3. Will to my sense bend no licentious ear,
  4. But curb it, spite of seeing. O my lord,
  5. Are you not Pericles? Like him you spake,
  6. Like him you are! Did you not name a tempest,
  7. A birth, and death?

Pericles

40
  1.                     The voice of dead Thaisa!

Thaisa

41 - 42
  1. That Thaisa am I, supposed dead
  2. And drown’d.

Pericles

43
  1. Immortal Dian!

Thaisa

44 - 46
  1.                Now I know you better.
  2. When we with tears parted Pentapolis,
  3. The King my father gave you such a ring.
  1. Points to his ring.

Pericles

47 - 51
  1. This, this. No more, you gods! Your present kindness
  2. Makes my past miseries sports. You shall do well
  3. That on the touching of her lips I may
  4. Melt, and no more be seen. O, come, be buried
  5. A second time within these arms.

Marina

52 - 53
  1.                                  My heart
  2. Leaps to be gone into my mother’s bosom.
  1. Kneels to Thaisa.

Pericles

54 - 56
  1. Look who kneels here! Flesh of thy flesh, Thaisa,
  2. Thy burden at the sea, and call’d Marina
  3. For she was yielded there.

Thaisa

57
  1.                            Blest, and mine own!

Helicanus

58
  1. Hail, madam, and my queen!

Thaisa

59
  1.                            I know you not.

Pericles

60 - 63
  1. You have heard me say, when I did fly from Tyre,
  2. I left behind an ancient substitute.
  3. Can you remember what I call’d the man?
  4. I have nam’d him oft.

Thaisa

64
  1.                       ’Twas Helicanus then.

Pericles

65 - 69
  1. Still confirmation!
  2. Embrace him, dear Thaisa, this is he.
  3. Now do I long to hear how you were found,
  4. How possibly preserved, and who to thank
  5. (Besides the gods) for this great miracle.

Thaisa

70 - 72
  1. Lord Cerimon, my lord; this man,
  2. Through whom the gods have shown their power; that can
  3. From first to last resolve you.

Pericles

73 - 76
  1.                                 Reverent sir,
  2. The gods can have no mortal officer
  3. More like a god than you. Will you deliver
  4. How this dead queen relives?

Cerimon

77 - 81
  1.                              I will, my lord.
  2. Beseech you first, go with me to my house,
  3. Where shall be shown you all was found with her;
  4. How she came plac’d here in the temple;
  5. No needful thing omitted.

Pericles

82 - 90
  1.                           Pure Dian,
  2. I bless thee for thy vision, and will offer
  3. Night-oblations to thee. Thaisa,
  4. This prince, the fair-betrothed of your daughter,
  5. Shall marry her at Pentapolis. And now
  6. This ornament
  7. Makes me look dismal will I clip to form,
  8. And what this fourteen years no razor touch’d,
  9. To grace thy marriage-day, I’ll beautify.

Thaisa

91 - 92
  1. Lord Cerimon hath letters of good credit, sir,
  2. My father’s dead.

Pericles

93 - 98
  1. Heavens make a star of him! Yet there, my queen,
  2. We’ll celebrate their nuptials, and ourselves
  3. Will in that kingdom spend our following days.
  4. Our son and daughter shall in Tyrus reign.
  5. Lord Cerimon, we do our longing stay
  6. To hear the rest untold. Sir, lead ’s the way.
  1. Exeunt.
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